Living in Basel, Switzerland, Andrew performs internationally. Recently he has appeared with the ensembles Musica Fiorita (Basel), Cappella Mediterranea (France), Les Voix Baroques (Canada), and Ensemble Zefiro (Italy). He is a leading member of NewBO, and directs the ensembles Our Very Own (Ottawa), and Primary Colours (Basel). From 2013-2015, Andrew was the bassoonist for the European Union Baroque Orchestra. During that time the orchestra performed over 50 concerts from London to Istanbul, Malta to Stockholm. Andrew has performed for radio in over 15 countries, and can be heard on the ATMA, Pan Classics, Obsidian, and ACCENT labels.
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An enthusiast of the baroque bassoon since he laid hands on one as a teenager, Andrew has studied with some of the world’s most recognized historical bassoonists including Donna Agrell, Mathieu Lussier, Dominic Teresi, and Keith Collins, and holds graduate degrees from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Andrew’s compositions connect in various ways to ancient European music and pre-enlightenment ideals in order to restore the performance as paramount in the creation of music. He focuses on the exploration of early notation, monophony, modality, early instruments, as well as the performance space itself.